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Ramp Handling

Moving of Aircraft

Swissport provides pushback and towing of aircraft services at 175 airports worldwide. To move aircraft of all sizes, our qualified staff operates more than 1,000 pushback tractors with up to 500 horse powers. With our commitment to increase the share of electrically powered Ground Support Equipment (GSE) to at least 50 percent by 2025, we are striving to reduce our overall carbon footprint and make global aviation greener.

Video: Moving of Aircraft

virtual ride in a pushback tractor

Fueling

Swissport offers fueling services for customer airlines at 42 airports in seven countries. Every day Swissport fills the tanks of more than 4,000 aircraft. That's more than 13 million liters of jet fuel per year and the equivalent of nearly 408,000 standard 20-foot containers, which would fill the world's largest container ship 19 times. 

De-icing

Swissport offers De-Icing and Anti-Icing services contributing to safe flight operations of airlines at 60 airports. In 2020, more than 12,000 aircraft were provided with our services, using various kinds of fluids based on a mix of water and glycol.

We are fully committed to environmentally sustainable de-icing operations and are constantly striving for an optimization of glycol use and glycol recovery by using the latest available technologies and insights.

Load Control

As part of our service portfolio, we offer load control services to some 52 customer airlines. Dedicated units with highly qualified specialists create load sheets for various airlines. The load control teams calculate weight and balance and the trim for each aircraft supporting flight crews to safely and efficiently operate their flight.

Baggage Services

As part of its service portfolio, Swissport also offers baggage services at over 210 airports worldwide. On average, some 160,000 pieces of luggage are handled every day on behalf of more than 500 airlines. This means that every year some 58 million pieces of luggage are handled at all Swissport locations around the world.

Aircraft cleaning

Our professional cleaning teams take care of our customers' aircraft and prepare them for the next flight. This includes the thorough cleaning of the cabin, the disposal of waste and the fitting of seats with new blankets and cushions. Depending on the aircraft type and ground time, we offer our customers services tailored to their needs.

Facts & Figures in Ramp Handling

213

Airports worldwide

58m

Pieces of baggage handled

841,000

Aircraft turns